RALEIGH — Allison Reid was named the Wake County school systems 2014 Teacher of the Year at a ceremony on Thursday.
Reid, an English teacher at Heritage High School, was one of 13 finalists for the honor. Shes been a teacher for eight years, the last three at Heritage High in Wake Forest.
I congratulate Allison Reid for being a teacher leader, Superintendent Jim Merrill said in a written statement. She introduces students to To Kill A Mockingbirds Atticus Finch, builds relationships that encourage her students to reward her with their learning and accepts challenges like teaching in her schools new Game Art and Design Academy. We are happy to celebrate her success as a leader in our community.
Reid was praised for being a technology leader. In addition to being the lead English teacher at Heritages Game Art and Design Academy, shes taught fellow teachers how to use technology in their classrooms at the school systems Summer Institute.
Reid was also recognized for her ability to build relationships with her students.
I believe that you must earn the right to challenge a student to go beyond what they deem themselves capable of, Reid said in a written statement. It is through relationships with individual students that you can really push them.
Reid will receive a prize package that includes a $1,000 check. She will now compete in the state Teacher of the Year program.